August 2012

'Mend It Better' book giveaway

If you’re not a sewer, but often find yourself needing to mend a garment or two, then “Mend It Better, Creative Patching, Darning and Stitching” (Storey.com/$18.95) will help make those repairs much easier. Simple step-by-step instructions and basic sewing skills are all you need. Written by Ames, Iowa resident Kristin M. Roach, creator of the website … Continue Reading →

Pomegranate Guild holds meeting Sept. 9

The Pomegranate Guild of Southeastern Michigan, “a group that studies and creates Judaic needlework,” will hold its next meeting Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Spicer House in Heritage Park. The group’s project for the day will be making “Little Dresses for Africa.” Those planning to attend are asked to bring a pillowcase, 1/-inch … Continue Reading →

'Quilts: Where Our Legacy Lives' set for October

The Great Lakes African American Quilters’ Network (GLAAQN) presents “Quilts: where Our Legacy Lives” Oct. 6 and 7 at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center. Highlights include more than 100 quilts, Griot storytelling, special exhibits, new quilters, vintage quilts, Hall of Fame Quilts, Special Projects Quilts, Walking Fashion Show, Make and Takes, door prizes, vendors and food. … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway to win copy of 'Patchwork Knitting: 18 Projects to Knit and Crochet

Intermediate to advanced knitters and crocheters will love selecting patterns to create from “Patchwork Knitting: 18 Projects to Knit and Crochet,” (Schiffer/$19.99) by Johanna Schwarz. The patterns instruct readers to knit different size squares and rectangles of fabric that are then pieced together with crocheted stitches to create a garment or accessory with the look of  “patchwork.” Some of the multi-colored pieces … Continue Reading →